Our new documentary Revolutionary: Michael Behe and the Mystery of Molecular Machines doesn’t tell the whole story of the ID revolution that Michael Behe launched twenty years ago with Darwin’s Black Box. How could it in only an hour? That’s why we’re delighted today to introduce you to a companion resource, the Revolutionary website — RevolutionaryBehe.com — that does a fantastic job of supplementing the film.
Get your copy of Revolutionary now on DVD or Blu-ray. But don’t wait to check out the website. It’s in a sense a rich primer on intelligent design. You can explore subjects including, naturally, the bacterial flagellum, irreducible complexity, molecular machines, “evolution experiments,” and “intelligent design on trial.” There’s a detailed “Timeline of the Revolution,” that is really a detailed history of ID.
It’s very handsomely packaged, and in its focus goes far beyond Dr. Behe’s own work. You’ll find articles on the evidence for ID, responses to ID critics, on the history of the ID argument going back to “founding father” Alfred Russel Wallace, and an annotated bibliography of peer-reviewed papers supporting the case for design. You’ll find videos on a range of ID topics — the Privileged Species series, The Information Enigma, How to Build a Worm, and much more.
You can start getting up to speed on the ID revolution now — past, present, and future. And yes, the past matters. Not by coincidence is Revolutionary timed to a 20th anniversary. Our critics recognize that controlling the past means influencing the future. (See, for example, a silly new article from our old friend John Farrell at Forbes, “A Brief History Of Darwin Bashing.”)
Nor is it a coincidence that the film focuses, though not exclusively, on a particular scientist. History is a narrative driven forward by personalities. Hence the Revolutionary site also includes a series of portraits of “revolutionaries” — scientists and scholars who have advanced the ID revolution. Despite Michael Behe’s crucial contribution, without any one of them we might not be where we are today.